Parsons Corporation Sr. Project Control Engineer/Specialist - Cost Controls in San Ramon, California

Sr. Project Control Engineer/Specialist - Cost Controls


San Ramon, California, United States

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Weare hiring Sr. Project Controls Engineer/Specialistsin San Ramon, Ca. with a background supporting project managers for major capital improvement programs.

This is a Sr. level Project Controls Analyst who works under thedirection of Project Managers, Project Engineers, Business Planners and a supervisor. In this role, you willprovide project cost oversight, and analysisfor capital and expense improvement projects and/or FERC relicensing and license compliance projects for utility facilities. Multiple projects are supported simultaneously from initiation to closeout. The position requires a thorough understanding of project costcontrols and project management methodologies, strong computer skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills. You will be expected towork independently with general direction and applies judgment to set priorities and complete tasks. Responsibilities may include Privileged and Confidential work.

Position responsibilities include assisting Project Managers and Project Engineers with management and successful project completion on time and within budget, and assisting supervisors and managers through analysis and reporting on projects and programs. Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist project leads as needed to obtain management approval of projects and budgets, including independently drafting and developing project authorization requests, cost estimates, economic analyses, project justification, and other supporting documents some direction from project lead and other team members.

  • Efficiently and accurately perform monitoring and analysis functions for the various projects from a financial perspective. Work in collaboration with project leads and project teams to develop and maintain project schedules and monitor cost status and forecasts. Analyze costvariances andperform targeted SAP queries to extract financial performance data.

  • Maintains written and electronic project documentation and records for required aspects of the project in accordance with established guidelines and requirements.

  • Maintains job numbers from inception through completion and closure.

  • Analyze and trend costvariances against authorized and budgeted plans. Alert team when corrective actions are needed, including anticipating future problems based on trends. Analyze and validate costs for correctness and appropriateness, and support any corrective measures when appropriate. Provide project managers and project team members with status information and milestones that will ensure timely decisions that will take advantage of changing circumstances and resource availability.

  • Independently prepare and maintain project status reports, programmatic spreadsheets, project database updates and various management communication reports (in coordination with project lead). Recommends and implements improvements to these systems.

  • Assist project managers with procurement and contracting activities including but not limited to drafting of contract documents under direction of project lead; work directly with contractors to resolve errors and questions concerning invoices.

  • Recommend improvements to assist in maintaining and updating Project Management Guidelines, including recommending process improvements.

  • Occasionally stand in for project lead when he or she is not available.

  • Mentor newer employees and assist in training and developmental


4-year degree in Engineering or Construction Management or related field (or equivalent experience)

5+years of related project cost controls analysis experience, and related functions isrequired.

Experience with SAP required

Experience performing Project cost controls analysis for utility and/or gas transmission/distribution required


Requires basic engineering knowledge in electrical, mechanical, civil, or a related field. Proficient PC skills including proficiency in various Project Controls software and Microsoft Office Suite. Must have potential to perform in a lead capacity, as well as familiarity with industry practices.

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

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Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT

Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.